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Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
mandela. the man that shaiferre shared t. >>> the exquisite taste. i had the privilege to cook mr. mande mandela's first meal f captivity. ♪ >>> googood evening and thank yu for joining us i'm expwroz. joie chen. >>> but it was also designed to send a message t that the nation was serious about it's war on drugs. in the year since ho how howevey have come together to criticize the guidelines which limit judges gues discretion in handit sensentences. >> prosecutors can strong arm defendants into plea deals. a young man received a sentence that eastern even a judge call. >> 23 years eatio ago weldon waa father of two bhoi bhois boys aa budding record label. >> he was a total joke jokester. >> this is weldon's sister. inafge left he was also a smalle marijuana dealer. trans actions that let him down to this place the fed penitentiary where he has been incarcerated for a debl decade w rchl. >> while we talkin angela called for prison and talked about what led him there. i was young and dumb and it was a big mistake. >> a mistake that owe i e he isg dearly for. >> one of my childhood frien
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
. >> i was there at the right time. i had the privilege to cook mr nelson mandela's first meal out of imprisonment. they were there to discuss negotiations for his relief. >> 3 o'clock in the afternoon there was a lot of strange characters with weapons, checking you out, making sure that the food that your people taste the food. >> the meal itself was simple. the south african version with mixed berries. >> what's it like for you to create this? >> this is the most important meal i have cooked in my life. it shows freedom, it shows forgiveness and for me it's an emotional and special meal and day for me. >> once the food had gone out marquets said he was able to sneak a peak. >> i had a chance to get out and look and show him. he looks very relaxed. same demeanour, same beautiful smile that he had and forgiving. that is the picture that i saw and the forgiveness in his eyes. >> simply but special. >> simply meal, permanent inference. >> so it was just, you know, an unbelievable experience. once every century you'll see a man like nelson mandela who can change the world. it was a be
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am EST
. >> was nelson mandela forceful in that record? >> very much so. he and mr sulu were great leaders. sosulo was a father-figure. they were a different type of figures. >> if sosulo was the father, what would nelson mandela be? >> the elder brother. >> the elder brother, in captivity, relevant but fine. challenging procedure. qualities that helped him become the president of south africa. how will his fellow prisoner remember him? >> i'd say courageous, selfless with tremendous political foresight. prepared to sacrifices everything for the cause of the people, all the oppressed people in this country. he had tremendous forsite not only because of south africa. a caring and compassionate person. he would put his personal confirms in the backburner, when he sees his fellow prisoner. there would be tensions, bankings -- bannings and all that. he never that that interfere with his responsibilities towards us. he went through everything. one characteristic of many that matured while he suffered the years of hardship on the island. they set out to break him. what happened was quite the reverse. on
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:00am EST
president obama and mrs. obama will attend the ceremony for nelson mandela on tuesday. it's part of a week of events to honour the south african leader. those are the headlines "america tonight" is next. check >> into this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm morgan radford with your headlines. a cold snap across much of the country is paralyzing travel on the road and in the air. several deaths have been linked to the icy weather which is bringing snow to the midwest, the family of a u.s. veteran released from custody is asking for privacy. merrill newman is spending his first day back after an 85-year-old was detained by allegedly commit iing crimes. france says hundreds more troops arrived in the south african republic to safehe
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